Monday, January 21, 2013

Six-Word Memoirs

Poetry: Six-word memoirs: Describe life in six words. Some inspiring, compact accumulations of words with meaning.

Herr Lehmann (2003)

Movie: Herr Lehmann (2003, in German). Directed by Leander Haußmann (Sonneallee). w/ Christian Ulmen (Herr Lehmann), Detlev Buck (Karl), Katja Danowski (Katrin), Janek Rieke (Kristall-Rainer). A few days in the life of barkeeper 'Frank' in Berlin-Kreuzberg in the days just before the wall came down. Too many losers, but some funny, ironic moments. Overall rating 6 out of 10.

Ulysses (1954)

Movie (YT): Ulysses (1954). Directed by Mario Camerini. w/ Kirk Douglas (Ulysses), Silvana Mangano (Penelope, Circe), Anthony Quinn (Antinoo). Abridged story of Odysseus told after the ancient Greek poet Homer. Romantic action film. Overall rating 6 out of 10.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Adeste Fidelis

Music: Adeste Fidelis is a Christmas tune attributed to John Francis Wade (1711–1786), possibly based on a 13th century version by John of Reading. The English translation is "O Come, All Ye Faithful" by the English Catholic priest, Frederick Oakeley. German: "Nun freut euch, ihr Christen" or "Herbei, o ihr Gläub'gen". Contains the line: 'Kommt lasset uns anbeten...'.